We have confirmed the report which involves the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), who said that the federal government has now approved the recruitment of about 5000 staff in the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in addition to 10,000 in 2017 will now be employed.
This revelation was made known by Malami, at the ECOWAS ministers meeting. According to him, the Federal Govt of Nigeria have plans to improve the capacity of the agency which will be in relation to fighting the increasing crime arte in the region.
As the meeting continued, Mr Malami urged member countries’ ministers to also loo
k for a way to adopt a new ECOWAS Regional Drug Action Plan which will be for the year 2016-2020. This according to him will help provide a roadmap and working document for the drug control team of ECOWAS.
Mr Sintiki Ugbe who is the ECOWAS director in charge of Drug Control Commended Nigeria’s effort and strong will to tackle the increase drug trafficking at the national level. Mr Sintiki Ugbe appraised the Nigerian government for the political commitment it has shown by approving the recruitment of workers in other to widen the NDLEA capacity and further develop a national drug control master plan.
In Mr Sintiki Ugbe’s words “We see and applaud that kind of political commitment in the region. We also want to see the translation of political commitment into real actions”